SPLENDID VICTORY - MILLIONS OF POUNDS RETURNED
BY COUNCILS OVER ILLEGAL PARKING FIASCO.
As you are now no
doubt aware this is one of a number of VICTORY'S
they can claim. Only recently the Government has
asked for councils to be sensitive to those selling
in Imperial weights. The arrogance of those
tin-pot dictators in council offices across the
country leaves us to believe that they forget who
they are supposed to serve THE PUBLIC.
REFUNDED [SO FAR] FOR ILLEGAL PARKING FINES
Mail-Saturday, October 25,2008]
MOTORISTS are entitled to millions of
pounds of refunds after several councils admitted
handing out illegal parking tickets.
The climb-down follows an
investigation of local authorities around UK which
revealed the extent of
Now thousands of drivers who received
fines as long ago as 2004 can get their money back
after councils agreed to REFUND more than
The decision comes after a landmark
legal challenge over the use of parking tickets as a
Last month 'metric martyr' Neil
Herron -who led the campaign to STOP the
PROSECUTION of British shopkeepers who were
using imperial measurements -lodged legal papers at
the HIGH COURT challenging millions of parking
Mr Herron believes that many are
INVALID because the FLAWS in the
REGULATIONS which cover CONTROLLED PARKING ZONES.
And because of errors in the marking
of lines and the wording of signs, MANY MOTORISTS
HAVE BEEN FINED UNJUSTLY, he claimed....
Any motorist who got a ticket within
that zone from 2004 to September 2008 is ENTITLED
TO A REBATE....
Police are investigating Leeds City
Council, which is alleged to have fined motorists
EVEN THOUGH IT KNEW its parking restrictions
WERE NOT LEGAL -The council denies this.
Since 1999, when the [LABOUR]
GOVERNMENT gave councils responsibility for
handing out parking tickets -instead of the police -the
number of fines has risen almost tenfold.
[For further details and to donate
Mr Herron's campaign, visit his website at